For every music fan, there is a favorite time of year. There are those that relish in festival hopping or the shed tours of summers. Others appreciate spring for its innate ability to bring its new life into our lives and thereby draw us from within the warm confines of our homes that, for the preceding months, had been almost solely about the NFL, network programming and financial belt tightening, courtesy of overdoing yet one more way overdone holiday season. But with that said, Winter isn”t all about icicles and houses that smell like forest fires; there are destination music events, like Jam Cruise, Mayan Holidaze, or newcomers likeÂ (Yonder Mountain String Band, Railroad Earth) or Mountain Song at Sea(Del McCoury, Grisman, Punch Brothers). Destination gigs not your bag or a bit out of your wallet”s current comfort zone? Hit up Bear Creek, the event that relies on funk for warmth and hails from a host site, the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, that”s as good as any calendar at determining what time of year it is.
The fact of the matter is that there is something absolutely unique and awesome about each quarter of the year; and the one that we are currently experiencing is perhaps the best example of seasonal individualism of them all.
Perhaps John Keats described autumn best when he wrote, in part, that it is the…
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
This alignment of our Mother Earth with Helios yields a bountiful harvest that has every bit as much to do with beloved new music for fans and listeners as it does apples, butternut squash or sweet potatoes.Â It is a season when well rehearsed bands hit the road, oftentimes on the heels of a fresh studio or precisely culled and mastered live release. It is when bands or solo artists have to compete, bringing nothing short of their “A” game. Sound issues cannot be blamed on lack of a thorough soundcheck or an unassuming chap working front of house at ____________ Music Festival and was “inept and therefore, missed his cues.” Nope, the onus falls squarely on the shoulders of the players and those within their production outfit. It is all intensely exciting.
This year, the harvest is abundant. Some of the greats from within our most tracked niche are out on tours, some of which are present quite a unique opportunity. Still others are either about to release a new album or have just recently done so. Because of this, we at Honest Tune have amassed quite a collection of awesomeness and since our primary job here is to share what we have — whether in the form of news, articles, reviews, videos, photos or in this case, goods — with you, the folks that give this little labor of love a purpose.
Over the coming weeks, the giveaways will be grand and therefore, we figured that we should get things underway in a large fashion in hopes that you will embrace us, share what we are doing and if nothing else, enter to win some free shit… some of which will make you yearn withÂ hope for a win, while one is just downright ridiculous, to the point that we should probably see a shrink before announcing the item(s) included.
It all began yesterday, with Warren Wednesday, through ________ Monday, 10/22/12 there will be a contest announced.
Each contest will recognize some of our most favorite guitarists. In most cases, names will coincide with days of the week. In one, it won”t, but the fact that we were celebrating guitarists overtook the desire to be cute… and any Honest Tune celebration of guitarists will always include the person whose name simply doesn”t fit with a day.
One word to the wise before beginning: READ EVERYTHING AND FOLLOW ALL CONTEST RULES in today”s contest, whether it be Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Monday.Â
EachÂ contest will have its own set of requirements for entry, with some being only slightly different and one being entirely different. So please, for your sake, pay attention to everything you fill out and/or complete all steps in regards to what you are asked to do in order for your entry to be valid*.
Links to Days 1-3
Â For Warren Haynes Wednesday, click HERE
For Trey Anastasio Thursday, click HERE
For Jimmy Herring Saturday, click HERE.
Â UPDATE: Sunday”s contest will come out this Sunday, 10/29/12
Rules & Eligibility
1) All of the entered names will be collected from the survey site and pasted into a computer generated random name picker. All of this will be videotaped so that nobody can cry foul. To see examples of us using this tool, click here. If we are lucky, maybe we will bump into Col. Bruce and get him to draw names out of a beer pitcher again.
2)The deadlines for entry for each days” giveaways are as follows
Wednesday, 10/17/12: Deadline- 10/26/12 at 11:59PM CST – Warren Wednesday
Thursday, 10/18/12: Deadline- 10/27/12 at 11:59PM CST (Trey Thursday)
Friday, 10/19/12: Deadline- 10/28/12 at 11:59PM CST- Jimmy Herring Friday
3) For any contest that has tickets involved, such as today”s or “Warren Wednesday” did, the winner will be announced the following day. Other winners will be announced within 7 days from the entry deadline.
1) Only entries that conform to ALL of the specifications outlined in â€œHow to Enterâ€ will be considered.
2) No previous or current Honest Tune editor/staff may enter
3) Contributors (senior and otherwise) may enter.
4) Only one entry per person/ per â€œprizeâ€ will be allowed and IP Addresses are logged on the survey site.
5) Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and from within the continental United States.
6) All applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of entry and may be required to prove age prior to prize being sent, particularly in cases when an album may contain explicit lyrics or when concert or festival tickets are being offered.Â
** Winner is responsible for all travel fees, to include but not be limited by hotels, parking expenses, food, gasoline, other ancillary expense, etc. The winner will only receive complimentary entry to the show specified and NO NAME CHANGES will be allowed. â€œEntryâ€ does not necessarily mean â€œticket.â€ It may mean â€œguest listingâ€ or other means of entry. In other words, donâ€™t enter if you already know you cannot go. Lastly, entry to event(s) based upon winning entitles winner to a place in the venue and does not imply a â€œgreat seatâ€ though it very well may be; it also does not imply â€œpress, photography, other media or backstage access or privileges unless otherwise stated as such.
*** See Fine Print
*** See Fine Print
This contest is solely the responsibility of Honest Tune and no purchase is necessary to win. Enrollment in any site is not mandatory, albeit preferred. In a case where a prospective entrant would like to enter without subscribing to a 3rd party site, he/she may send a postcard with information asked for in the official web entry form. ONLY postcards will be accepted and any envelopes will be discarded immediately upon receipt. In no case shall Honest Tune use any information provided by entrants to any second or third party. Information may only be kept for internal database and may be used for future emails directly and solely related to interest for which this site is categorized and only regarding interests expressed solely by Honest Tune. This contest is not affiliated with nor is it endorsed by any artist , band, group or venue featured or any other representatives, promoters, owners or management thereof. In each case, an agent of each has been notified of these proceedings as a courtesy, or in response to a promotional giveaway that may or may not be included in this offer. Odds of winning depend solely on number of entries. The winner will be contacted via his/her email address and must respond to the contact within 72 hours. If no response is received, it shall be deemed that winner wishes to forfeit his/her prize. All entries must be received from within the United States. Rules & eligibility requirements may be changed with or without notice within the first 72 hours of the contestâ€™s launch. After 72 hours, any changes will be posted via Honest Tuneâ€™s Twitter or Facebook account. All entries must be submitted via the above listed criteria and Honest Tune reserves the right to disqualify entries based solely on its discretion and upon an entryâ€™s lack of conformity to the standards outlined above. Postcards should be addressed exactly as follows: Contests c/o Honest Tune-Online 1 Independent Dr. Rainbow City, AL 35906. Prize Values will be listed within 60 days of contest closing due to the ongoing nature of this contest. Any questions regarding this contest should be directed to the the contact option on the Honest Tune Home Page.Â Â